By: David T. Shufflebarger, Senior Partner At the core of all that we do in securing gift support for our institutions are the relationships we build with each donor. Now, mind you, if we don’t have a good case for support and leaders, both volunteer and professional, to put that case forward, we are notRead More Teamwork

Knock, Knock — Intentionally Elevating Awareness

By: W. Milton Key, Jr., Partner Many of you reading this piece serve institutions and organizations with high profiles built through the combination of a growing reputation over decades, several successful fundraising initiatives over time, and significant marketing over a long period.  Others serve well established organizations that are relatively new to prioritizing philanthropy.  StillRead More Knock, Knock — Intentionally Elevating Awareness

Creativity Connects: A New Initiative of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu

By: Judy Anderson, Project Director Jane Chu, the 11th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the agency with a ten-city roundtable research tour designed to launch a new initiative – Creativity Connects.  With her populist approach and vision for the NEA, Creativity Connects is a three-tieredRead More Creativity Connects: A New Initiative of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu

Mission Matters

By: Meggan Arp, Marketing Coordinator Recently, I had the privilege of helping to coordinate a panel entitled, “The Donor’s Perspective,” for the Junior League of Atlanta’s Leadership Institute’s Advanced Fundraising Certificate Course. Our panelists were donors from the corporate, foundation, and private sectors who shared their experiences and knowledge about what ultimately motivates donors toRead More Mission Matters

Motivations For Giving

By:  Nancy E. Peterman, Partner Tax day has come and gone this year.  Normally, April 15 is the deadline for filing a tax return with the IRS. However, this year, due to the Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday being observed on April 15 instead of April 16, 2016, tax day was moved to April 18. Read More Motivations For Giving

Get Ready to Tee Off!

By: Katie MacKenzie, Project Coordinator This year I had the privilege of attending a little golf tournament known as The Masters that takes place each year in Augusta, Georgia. For someone who is really not a sports person, I surprisingly really enjoy watching golf. I know. It’s weird. The day that I attended this yearRead More Get Ready to Tee Off!

Revolving Doors

By: Jerry W. Henry, Partner Revolving doors are helpful….except when they are not! In the winter, revolving doors enable us to get inside the warmth of a building lobby in a fairly quick fashion without letting the blustery cold air blow through behind us.  But, there are times when I’m either carrying a large briefcaseRead More Revolving Doors

Knowing/Not, Assuming/Not, Listening

By: David T. Shufflebarger, Senior Partner We know from the good work done by the Giving USA Foundation that giving tends to correlate most strongly with the stock market, that the market is off to its worst January start since 2008, and that its January performance, known as the ‘January effect,’ often correlates to howRead More Knowing/Not, Assuming/Not, Listening